Microsoft and interoperability

I am currently working on a webbased application that integrates media content, or rather, streaming video/audio from a stream server that is running Microsoft Media Services 9. I have this great idea of how i want to build this part of the application, and it works like a charm in Internet Explorer under Windows, but no where else. This is what you get when you work with Microsoft products, they are easy to use and deploy, as long as you only use them together with other Microsoft tools.

It seems that it would be possible to achive what i want using Quicktime instead, and then it would work on a lot of different platforms with a lot of different browsers, but since most users will have to install Quicktime this options was to be a backup solution. Thats the amount of impact bundling stuff with Windows has in the real world.

Carl Cedergren
2006-06-07 09:09

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